Closing Date: 21 May 2014
Location: Pretoria


The CSIR: Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) unit has an exciting position for an Intern in the Aeronautic Systems competency area. The competency area works on the design and analysis of aeronautical systems.


  •  A minimum of a national diploma in mechanical engineering or equivalent


  • Manufacture cutting templates for composite materials.
  •  Cut composite materials using the templates.
  •  Responsible for the wet lay-up of (brushing or rolling resin onto) composite materials for unmanned aircraft.
  •  Mould vacuum bagging and infusion (includes painting, waxing, cleaning moulds, etc.).
  •  Hand-finishing of CNC patterns. These patterns are blocks of moulding material cut to a particular shape by machine that needs to be sanded smoothly.
  •  Mould composite manufacture from CNC patterns.
  •  Oversee CNC machine operation and possibly program and set up the CNC machine.
  •  Run the laser cutter.
  •  Run a 4-axis foam cutting.
  •  Assist with lab OHS compliance.

How to Apply

Apply for the CSIR Mechanical Engineering internship